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What do you when you're not motivated to study? I've got an exam in 5 days and I really need to study its not funny
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Fml, same. But I have my AS exams next week, first one being this Monday. I have so much to revise and here I am wasting time. Need help with this too. My boyfriend says I’m the king of procrastination. I can never not procrastinate and it’s really affecting my studying and most likely my grades.
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Cut off all your distractions immediately. Change your passwords for everything into long complex gibberish, write them down on a piece of paper then keep it in a drawer or under your pillow.

Go through textbooks/specifications and make a list of all the topics you dont understand. Find places to work at. If you need to go to a library everyday for a few hours bringing everything with you if required. Collect all your notes and revision material.

If you cant understand anything its probably too late. Still id advise you to watch heaps of videos. Make a mix of revision cards and go through them with loads of breaks. In 2 days time drop everything and just do exam questions. Go through mark schemes.

If the fear of failure doesn't drive you i dont know what will. Don't turn into a revision zombie and dont do this again
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Watch these videos they will help you out A LOT.

https://youtu.be/heDH-es41_Q

https://youtu.be/mtUEYwW5it8

https://youtu.be/52G7A5HaJTQ

https://youtu.be/s-U1J5CCiY4

https://youtu.be/Jo-2HWIBT8s

It will really open ur eyes, you'll start working immediately and never be lazy again if u understand the videos.
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(Original post by WereWolf_Engine)
Watch these videos they will help you out A LOT.

https://youtu.be/heDH-es41_Q

https://youtu.be/mtUEYwW5it8

https://youtu.be/52G7A5HaJTQ

https://youtu.be/s-U1J5CCiY4

It will really open ur eyes, you'll start working immediately and never be lazy again if u understand the videos.
Those are the types of videos I watch when I tell myself that I’m going to change, but end up wasting time and procrastinating by watching them, resulting in me never getting round to actually studying. Lolol.
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Those are the types of videos I watch when I tell myself that I’m going to change, but end up wasting time and procrastinating by watching them, resulting in me never getting round to actually studying. Lolol.
watch it first before judging it like that, this is exactly what the video talks about, these types of excuses. it's the perfect example, I urge u to watch them, they arnt like the other cringy meaningless ones with weird motivational music over them. this is real psychological advice that will help to make u realize how much time ur truly wasting. dontjudge things straight away.
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(Original post by ModeratelyStupid)
Fml, same. But I have my AS exams next week, first one being this Monday. I have so much to revise and here I am wasting time. Need help with this too. My boyfriend says I’m the king of procrastination. I can never not procrastinate and it’s really affecting my studying and most likely my grades.
Fml me tooo.
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(Original post by PureHeroine)
Cut off all your distractions immediately. Change your passwords for everything into long complex gibberish, write them down on a piece of paper then keep it in a drawer or under your pillow.

Go through textbooks/specifications and make a list of all the topics you dont understand. Find places to work at. If you need to go to a library everyday for a few hours bringing everything with you if required. Collect all your notes and revision material.

If you cant understand anything its probably too late. Still id advise you to watch heaps of videos. Make a mix of revision cards and go through them with loads of breaks. In 2 days time drop everything and just do exam questions. Go through mark schemes.

If the fear of failure doesn't drive you i dont know what will. Don't turn into a revision zombie and dont do this again
I’ll definitely try those tmrw. I’m acc cleaning up my room so I can wake up early tmrw and just get ready to study. I’m definitely tryna learn from my mistakes and hopefully next semester I won’t do it again
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It’s 9PM is it too late to revise btw??
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You can try doing whatever but at the end of the day it comes down to yourself and how much you want it. It feels absolutely dreadful to do right now but it is 10 times worse after your qualification when you wish you could go back and revise harder. All the things distracting you will still be here in a year, just revise.
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(Original post by werewolf_engine)
watch these videos they will help you out a lot.

https://youtu.be/hedh-es41_q

https://youtu.be/mtueyww5it8

https://youtu.be/52g7a5hajtq

https://youtu.be/s-u1j5cciy4

https://youtu.be/jo-2hwibt8s

it will really open ur eyes, you'll start working immediately and never be lazy again if u understand the videos.
thank you xx
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I’ll definitely try those tmrw. I’m acc cleaning up my room so I can wake up early tmrw and just get ready to study. I’m definitely tryna learn from my mistakes and hopefully next semester I won’t do it again
you're not alone I've done stuff like this before but I've only recently got a smartphone and realized how incredible the temptation is. But self control is completely necessary to reach your potential. I have motivation posters on my wall and i know what goals i need to achieve and everytime i procrastinate i remind myself of the consequences.

If you're still online i would recommend going on quizlet and going through some flashcards before you sleep. IMO after exams its better to do 2-3 everyday than 5 hours on one day, 2 hours on another and keep rewarding yourself to make the process less painful.

Good luck
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I motivate myself by trying to make it 'fun' or at least bearable.

- I wear yoga pants, a sports top and slippers and tie my hair up
- I buy new colourful paper, pens, post it notes, etc.
- I find a nice space to study, whether library, study room, etc
- I get study snacks e.g. biscuits, crisps, fruit, etc
- Drinks: tea, coffee, red bull
- Study music: just search it on Youtube or put on a good playlist
- Put a timer on so you're working towards something
- Have a list of topics to study and tick them off so you get some satisfaction

Then once I've got all of the above sorted out and in front of me, I feel ready to study!!
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(Original post by PureHeroine)
you're not alone I've done stuff like this before but I've only recently got a smartphone and realized how incredible the temptation is. But self control is completely necessary to reach your potential. I have motivation posters on my wall and i know what goals i need to achieve and everytime i procrastinate i remind myself of the consequences.

If you're still online i would recommend going on quizlet and going through some flashcards before you sleep. IMO after exams its better to do 2-3 everyday than 5 hours on one day, 2 hours on another and keep rewarding yourself to make the process less painful.

Good luck
Sometimes (especially when I'm feeling low) it'll get to the point where I just don't care anymore (but deep down I care a lot) but I really do need to remind myself about all the consequences 😭😭. Thank you for you help xx
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I motivate myself by trying to make it 'fun' or at least bearable.

- I wear yoga pants, a sports top and slippers and tie my hair up
- I buy new colourful paper, pens, post it notes, etc.
- I find a nice space to study, whether library, study room, etc
- I get study snacks e.g. biscuits, crisps, fruit, etc
- Drinks: tea, coffee, red bull
- Study music: just search it on Youtube or put on a good playlist
- Put a timer on so you're working towards something
- Have a list of topics to study and tick them off so you get some satisfaction

Then once I've got all of the above sorted out and in front of me, I feel ready to study!!
I feel motivated by reading this loool. I'll definitely try those tmrw xxxx. Thank you for your help.
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